RHOP’s Candiace Dillard-Bassett Reveals Why She “Almost Flipped” on Andy, Shades “Emotional Intelligence” of Co-Stars, and Admits She Sometimes Wants to Quit

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RHOP's Candiace Dillard-Bassett Reveals Why She "Almost Flipped" on Andy, Shades "Emotional Intelligence" of Co-Stars, and Admits She Sometimes Wants to Quit

Candiace Dillard-Bassett is revealing what Andy Cohen said to her at The Real Housewives of Potomac reunion that nearly made her flip.

While chatting about her time on Bravo with Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast member Sutton Stracke, Candiace disclosed the comment Andy made before taking aim at the intelligence of her co-stars, acknowledging there have been times when she’s wanted to quit, and looking back on her “Most Iconic Moment.”

After Sutton admitted on Housewife to Housewife that she’s often the “common denominator” amid drama with her RHOBH castmates, noting that she believes the title is a good thing, Candiace said that she didn’t take too kindly to the concept when Andy brought it to her at the season six reunion.

“Oh God, Andy called me that at the reunion and I almost flipped my sh-t,” she admitted.

Although Candiace hasn’t always had the easiest time on RHOP, she said she didn’t “want to say [she’s] picked on” because she didn’t want to make herself a victim. She also added that she doesn’t understand why her co-stars are “so triggered” when she cries.

“What I say is, ‘That is not a reflection of me. That is a reflection of you and your low emotional intelligence. You need to go to therapy and figure out why me expressing emotion is triggering to you. Because I’m releasing mine. I’m going to be able to sleep tonight because I cried and I’m letting my emotion out,'” she noted.

Throughout her time on the show, Candiace’s mouth has gotten her in trouble on a number of occasions, which she gave a nod to when asked about her possible regrets.

“There are people I wish I would have said less to,” Candiace revealed.

And after Sutton said she wouldn’t want to be on RHOP due to the cold, Candiace said it would be The Real Housewives of New York City that she wouldn’t want to be a part of.

“I never really got into New York. I don’t know why, because I know it’s a very popular show,” Candiace stated.

Following a number of tense moments on RHOP and a physical encounter with now-ex-co-star Monique Samuels, Candiace claims she’s questioned her ongoing role on the series on a number of occasions.

“There have been absolutely moments where I said to myself, ‘Candiace, what are you doing? Maybe you would be better off going into the abyss and living in your, in a hole in your house, happily ever after,’” Candiace admitted. “So sometimes yeah, I do wish I could just kind of go back to being quiet, living a quiet life. It’s hard. It’s a job. And there have been a lot of stressful moments where it’s been like, ‘Okay, is this really what I want to do because my hair’s falling out, I’m losing weight. It’s too much sometimes… [But I stay] because I’m the kind of woman that is never going to let anyone run me off.”

Later on in the special, Candiace was met with what Bravo deemed as her “Most Iconic Moment.” However, before the network confirmed which moment that was, Candiace incorrectly guessed what she believed it would be.

“It’s probably the butter knife. I’m so tired of the freaking butter knife,” she noted.

Then, when her actual “Most Iconic Moment” was revealed to be her “I came from Jesus” revelation, Candiace admitted she forgot all about that moment, which occurred during her debut season on the show (season three), and she said she should have expected nothing less from a cast dinner.

“That was like my first Housewives attack and you know, any time you’re sitting at a dinner table, prepare for mutiny to be afoot. I was not prepared,” she noted. “I remember my heart beating so fast because contrary to popular belief, I don’t love conflict. It makes me uncomfortable. I remember picking up my glass of Malbec and my hand was shaking.”

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